Support to Community Resilience and Development Programme for Area C and East Jerusalem (CRDP)

Contract partner: UNDP / PAPP - United Nations Development Programme / Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian PeopleCountry: Palästinensische Gebiete Funding amount: € 1.900.000,00Project start: 01.07.2013End: 30.09.2015

Short Description:

Overall goal

Addressing the needs of Palestinians living in Area C of the Westbank and in East Jerusalem is essential for their wellbeing and social development, and for enabling them to achieve their primary goal: to safeguard their property and source of livelihoods and stay on their land. The development potential of Area C is critical to the viability of the Palestinian State – an imperative acknowledged by a growing number of actors, including the Palestinian Authority (PA), the UN and the EU Member States. This program is designed to address the challenges of Palestinians living in both areas. Its objective is to empower Area C communities and East Jerusalemites to strengthen their resilience to respond to threats that affect their sustenance on their land. The program will thus contribute to

i) prevent the erosion of Palestinian development capital in Area C and East Jerusalem;

ii) protect Palestinian land and property in Area C and East Jerusalem; and

iii) mitigate and ideally reverse migration flow from Area C and East Jerusalem by enhancing human security.

The intention is also to assist the Palestinian Authority to plan, channel resources and implement actions for Area C and East Jerusalem (ERJM) to strengthen resilience and local development. The program will be implemented by a wide array of partners, including communities, grassroots organizations, local and international NGOs, all based on their respective merits and according to locally designed plans.

The expected outputs of the program are:

Output 1: Public and social infrastructure in Area C and EJRM improved

Output 2: Improved access to and protection of natural resources

Output 3: Economic opportunities enhanced through support to livelihoods in Area C and EJRM

Output 4: Rights of Palestinian citizens in Area C and EJRM are upheld through legal protection, advocacy and community participation and mobilization .

The program period is 2012 – 2015, the overall funding requirements amount to USD 32,257,189.

project number2718-00/2013
source of fundingOEZA
sector Andere multisektorielle Maßnahmen
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.